On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:08:10 +0100 Bernard Dugas <bern...@dugas-family.org> wrote:
> Hi, > > When i look at / in a standard installation like : > FreeBSD XXX 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 24 19:59:52 > UTC 2008 r...@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC > i386 > > There is only 1 file, named entropy : > > -rw------- 1 root wheel 4096 Dec 11 17:36 entropy > > I can't find any reference to that file in FreeBSD doc. > It contains random numbers that are written-out at shutdown and used to seed /dev/random on the next boot. > > Do i have to keep it read/write ? Can i put it in /var instead of / > to be able to keep / read-only ? It has to be on the root-partition, if it's going to be used. You can set entropy_file=NO if you don't want it. There are additional entropy files under /var, and the system generates it's own entropy during the boot stage, which is good enough for normal cases. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"